I have no problems with german umlauts even when I use "p" instead of 
"print" (Linux with ruby 1.6.2). It has to be a (Cyg)Win-specific prob...

-Felix

Stefan Matthias Aust wrote:
> I found my problem.  I was assuming that "p" and "print" have the same
> effect. Using "print" instead of "p" however works as expected.
> Thanks.
> 
> bye
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> Stefan Matthias Aust \/ Truth Until Paradox
>